After the Mets agreed to a deal with catcher Wilson Ramos and took themselves out of the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes, the Mets plan to stick with Travis d'Arnaud and explore a trade of Kevin Plawecki, a source told SNY.tv's Andy Martino.
The Mets are still looking for a center fielder and a left-handed reliever, according to Fancred's Jon Heyman, and with Ramos and d'Arnaud, Plawecki is expendable.
Plawecki, 27, hit .210/.315/.370 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 79 games for the Mets last year, however Ramos is a significant upgrade to the lineup.
Ramos and the Mets agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with a team option for 2021. The 31-year-old Ramos recorded a .306/.358/.487 batting line with 15 home runs and 70 RBIs in 111 games with the Rays and Phillies last season.
D'Arnaud, meanwhile, appeared in only four games last season. In 112 games in 2017, he hit .244/.293/.443 with 16 home runs and 57 RBIs.